I'd suggest a little reading while you wait for your beer to finish! My online favorite is howtobrew.com and he explains all the terms and when to rack, etc. Also the wiki (it's above on the logo, says "home brewing wiki") is helpful, too. I never even touch my beer until at least 7 or 10 days have gone by since the time I've pitched my yeast.
I'm bottling a batch tomorrow that I brewed on 3/20. Beer can be made quicker, but if you want a good beer (and no chance of bottle bombs!) patience is a virtue.
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